14MAR2020 – Photography – Macro – Focus Stack – Hyacinth Shoot

 

As noted earlier I had a touch of cabin fever so I decided to try my first outdoor focus stack.  What this means is that I have to drag along a laptop computer and a tethering line in addition to the camera and tripod.  All of this is easy enough.  What isn’t easy is telling the wind to stop blowing for the requisite two or three minutes of exposure time.  And in fact, this picture is cropped as tightly as it is because some leaves were blowing around in the debris pile.  Looking at it now I also note that the left side shoot is a little over exposed.  So let us say as art it’s slightly underwhelming.  But as an experiment in field macrophotography technique it will be “required reading at the Academy.”

Dragonfly Photography

My friend Tyler expressed interest in a dragonfly photo so I’ll put a larger selection out for the sake of comparison.

Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro
Insect macro with Sony A7 III and Sony FE 90mm f\2.8 Macro

macro photography; Sony A7 III with Minolta 200mm f\4 Macro Lens